Overcoats, the talented duo compromised of JJ Mitchell and Hana Elion, have shared their latest new track, “New Suede Shoes” – listen HERE & watch the music video HERE. “New Suede Shoes” is the fourth track to be unveiled ahead of their anticipated album Winner, coming April 7th via their imprint, Never Fall Back Records, distributed by Thirty Tigers. Pre-order Winner HER
In the run-up to the release of Winner, Overcoats will be a highlight at this year’s SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas where they are confirmed to perform at multiple events including among others the coveted A2IM showcase on March 15th and a live session with Paste on March 16th. On April 24th, they’ll embark on a long-awaited 16-date North American tour, making stops in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle and more.
“New Suede Shoes” was the first track Overcoats created with Winner album producer Daniel Tashian, whose credits include the GRAMMY-winning Kacey Musgraves album Golden Hour. The crystalline and sprawling “New Suede Shoes” instantly set the stage for the playful spontaneity that would come to define the album-making process. Sparked from a moment at the start of the session when Elion spilled iced coffee all over the shoes she’d just purchased, the song soon morphed into a matter-of-fact look at “wanting to be independent and make your own tracks in life, but also recognizing the shortcomings that get in the way of that,” as Mitchell puts it. Graced with a fuzzed-out bass solo from Tashian, “New Suede Shoes” ultimately hits a heady balance of self-celebration and ultra-vivid realism (e.g., “I’m old enough to know/How to take a slow dive/In my fake fur coat/On Riverside”).